Devil's Cub PDF/EPUB º Paperback

10 thoughts on “Devil's Cub

  1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    This book has the distinction of being the very first Georgette Heyer novel I ever read Maybe that’s part of the reason I give it all 5 stars but it also has one of my favorite heroines a man madly chasing down the girl he loves and my favorite chapter in any Heyer novel starring a sardonic old gentleman So all the starsMary Challoner is a practical girl She's well educated She has common sense She needs to be sensible since her widowed mother and her lovely younger sister Sophia are so utterly bubble headed So logically she realizes that it's insane to get a crush on Vidal the sexy rake who's been pursuing SophiaNevertheless when Mary accidentally finds out that Vidal has convinced Sophia to run off to Paris with him in the middle of the night to begin a relationship without the benefit of marriage she conceives of the idea of taking Sophia's place in the carriage hiding her identity until it's too late to get Sophia Then Mary will tell Vidal that Sophia helped plan the switcheroo to put him off pursuing the relationship with her sister further Hah Then he will shamefacedly let her return home and the Maruis will darken their doorstep no That's the plan anyway If there is any ulterior motive there at all Mary's not admitting it not even to herself It will surprise no one to learn that Mary's plan doesn't go as expected But really that's where the real fun starts in this novel Everything gets crazier and funnier from there and when toward the end of the book Mary recaps her adventures for the benefit of an older gentleman who gently offers sarcastic commentary on her tale it is absolutely hilarious ——This is my favorite scene bar none in any Georgette Heyer novel although the climactic scene in The Unknown Ajax comes thiscloseSome readers are understandably put off by the character of Vidal in this book At best he's spoiled hotheaded and undisciplined; at worst you could call him a sociopath In a truly massive understatement Vidal admits to another character whom he just nearly killed in a swordfight that I'm a thought too ready with my hands And this from Vidal's father I comfort myself with the reflection that your wife will possibly be able to curb your desire I admit a natural one for the most part to exterminate your fellowsSo why does this book still get 5 stars from me since sexy hotheads who try to seducekidnaprapekill people are truly not my thing even in books? Well for one thing the whole plot of this book is just so amusing and almost farcical that I really can't take Vidal all that seriously And even at his worst it's clear he still has at least a little bit of a conscience And I adore Mary with all her intelligence and level headedness and if she sees something worthwhile in Vidal and thinks she can turn him into a decent husband I will defer to her judgmentOkay so in real life I'd be sitting her down and saying girlfriend this guy is NOT a good long term bet but hey it's fiction and in this case I'm just going to roll with it2nd or maybe 3rd? reread for me not counting that one scene toward the end of the book that I've probably read a dozen or times Actually I've reread bits and parts of this book so many times that I really have no idea any what my total read count is

  2. Anne Anne says:

    Update I found it a LOT funnier on second reading I laughed from the beginning with What have you done with the corpse my boy? Done with it? WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH A CORPSE???? to the end Give Sophia a glass We're drinking your health IT'S MARYContains spoilers and strong language 'They're all mad every one of 'em' That's what I thought at about 13 of the book and then I decided to view this story as just a fun silly screw ball comedyAndI loved it When I put Devil's Cub down I was sorry it was over and felt that I had truly read a masterpiece Though the characters are particularly silly and irrational and the plot exaggerated and totally improbable it was a really good read merely for the humour and satire that Heyer seemed to have bestowed on the period The whole book is so silly in a way that one wonders whether or not Heyer meant it as satire Devil's Cub is in no way a These Old Shades number two It is in fact so different that I needed to adjust to the style of it before coming to like itThe story can pretty much be summed up like thisDuke of Avon Vidal what the heck son??? You can’t just shoot a man inside the club when you’re drunk Even I had sense than that Off you go to France nowVidal France sounds cool Gonna take a chick with me Twill be even coolerSophia Challoner OMG PARIS I’M GOING TO PARIS WITH VIDAL OMG HE LOVES MEMary Challoner This is terrible Have to do something about it uick grabs mask I will be SophiaVidal Man What the hell?? You’re not Sophia What are you doing here???Mary Are seriously such an idiot?? I ain’t letting no sister of mine getting ruined by youVidal Okay fine YOU’RE getting laid tonightMary vomitsVidal holds a bucket for herMary ♥♥♥MrsChalloner SCANDAAAAALLLL Where is the Duke?? Where is the Duchess??? MY DAUGHTER HAS RUN OFF WITH THEIR SON I’ll make him marry her or I will ruin the Alastair family for goodLady Fanny I swear if you don’t shut up you will be the one that’s gonna be ruinedMrs Challoner How outrageousLady Fanny LÉÉÉOOONIIIIE We got the biggest problem EVER That Dominic has run off with Mary Challoner If Justin hears of that he will KILL EVERY ONE OF USThe Duchess Voyons This is ridicule Dominiue is an angel But don’t worry Monseigneur will never hear of it I will invent an awesome lie I’ll just say I’m going to visit my cousin Harriet or somethingThe Duchess Rupert Get your lazy butt over here we’re going to FranceRupert Waiiit Who's WE??The Duchess But uuuus You and me Remember in These Old Shades?? We had so much FUNRupert FUN? Last time I went to France with you I got a bullet in my shoulder Now what has that damnable son of yours done AGAIN If anything he will be the one shooting bullets at meThe Duchess Calm down imbécile he’s just gone off to France with a Miss Challoner whom I HATE and now we’re gonna go track ‘em down and force them to marry and Monseigneur will never know because if he knows he’s gonna be so pissed but he won’t find out because even though he knows everything he won’t know that because he’s not here so now off we go to cousin Harriet’sRupert Vidal Well damn I thought you where some kinda whore like your sister but you’re actually a devilish fine girl and now i can’t really do what i generally do to sluts so hummmmarry me???Mary NEVERVidal Say that again and I’ll STRANGLE THE LIVING BREATH OUT OF YOUJuliana Omg my boyfriend is like sooo annoying like seriously I can’t take it gotta go out and party hard and flirt with every jerk I meet Mary you stay here nice and uiet and see ya laterMr Comyn Mary where’s Ju??? Don’t tell me she went to that party?? I swear can’t take her any she’s such a flirt I’m going over there and tell her we’re so totally overMary SHIT I LOVE VIDAL BUT I CAN’T MARRY HIM OKAYAvon Hello Fanny How are you?? I hear there’s going to be some wedding bellsLady Fanny GaspAvon I must congratulate you Your daughter will be so happy with that Comyn guy whom by the way I consider a very appropriate match for her ;Lady Fanny Justinwhat the???Avon Ok bye now I gotta goLady Fanny Go??? Go WHERE??Avon Oh just to see cousin HarrietMr Comyn Juliana we’re OVERJuliana FINE I HATE YOUMr Comyn Mary run away with me to Dijon and let’s get married Mary agrees so the scheme because marrying a dull dog like Comyn is so much better than marrying the man you loveVidal Juliana WHERE IS MARYJuliana What the hell do I care???Vidal` I WANT MARY NOWWWWWJuliana Well idiot go see if she’s at your placeVidal Oh My Good Lord SHE RAN OFF WITH COMYNJuliana WHAT THE FUDGE COMYN IS MINEVidalLet’s run away together to Dijon that’s where they went to get MARRIEDThe Duchess Where Is My Son Getting real tired of this shitTante Élisabeth bawls He ran off with JulianaThe Duchess dammmn bitch what about the other chickRupert Vidal is mad Completely stark MADThe Duchess You’re mad imbécile VOYONS Nothing makes senseTante Élisabeth bawls They ran off to DijonRupert LOL Dijon Why in the devil for Dijon the Duchess But crap Dominiue has to marry the slut girl but now he’s gone with Ju What are we going to doRupert Kay seriously now why Dijon???The Duchess Justin will be FuRiOusRupert BUT WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO GO TO FREAKIN’ DIJONThe Duchess NOOOOBOODDDYYYY CARESSSSS ABOUT DIJONJuliana You are the WORST douchbag EVERVidal Mary didn’t think soJuliana You’re nothing but an ASSHOLE I’m gonna get the vapoursVidal Mary never threatened me with the vapours MaryJulianaOh My Good Lord YOU LOVE HERMrComyn Devil’s Cub is comingMary Ohhh nooo Shit Say we’re married anywaysVidal Mary Juliana` I hate you allVidal COMYN YOU MOTHERFCKER GET YOUR DAMN SWORD AND FIGHT LIKE THE MAN YOU’RE NOTMr Comyn Please don’t come near my wifeVidal DAMN YOU TO HEEEELLLLLLL SHE IS MINE MINE DO YOU HEAR MEJuliana WHAT MARRIED Getting the vapours for real nowMary GUYS Stop fighting I wont marry anyoneVidal AAHHH I KILLED HERMary I’m fine Just wanna Go to bedThe Duchess THERE THEY ARREEEE FINALLYYYYRupert Why is everyone in Dijon??The Duchess Oh my dear Dominiue Listen now my boy you gotta marry that slut girl that I hate I’m gonna arrange everything and Avon will never know exactly what happened But why did you run off with JulianaJuliana EWWWWW We didn’t elope I could never marry himRupert Okay but why come here to DIJON????The Duchess I wish everyone could just SHUT UP and explain one a timeMary runs awayElderly gentleman Excuse me ma’am you seem in trouble May I help?Mary tells him her whole entire life storyElderly gentleman You are such a resourceful woman I am a ma zedMary Oooh but do you know the best part? I got sick on the ship and Elderly Gentleman Bleargh poor Vidal I sympathize with him a bit nowMary But no no He was awesome HE HELD THE BUCKET FOR ME 3 3 3Elderly Gentleman Please STOP We are eating and I do not want to get sickVidal Mary I found youOH MY GODElderly Gentleman Well well wellMary OHH AHHH You areyouyou cannot beElderly Gentleman The Duke of Avon himself But could you doubt it?? ;The Duchess Justin How did you know everythingAvon Did 24 years of marriage made you forget that I am omniscient?Rupert AVON We got the biggest problem dude There’s all this wine I got from amazing Dijon but I cant afford it allAvon Now that is a REAL problem But I’ll help youRupert AWESOMEEEE DIJON ROCKSOkay this is an ultra exaggeration of the story but still somewhat accurate lolDominic Alastair Maruis of Vidal it the notorious son of my beloved Duke of Avon and the first thing that comes to mind when I think about him is dayuuummmm he's crazy I found his character very difficult to like at first for all his nonchalance cynicism and plain meanness Then as the story unfolded he definitely grew on me and although he became my momentarily favourite hero he never eualled his father because he lacked his polish and witOn the other hand I loved Mary instantly for she is a sensible capable girl and yet we aren't given enough about her character to determine exactly how she fell suddenly in love with Vidal I understand the idea that good girl falls for bad boy and opposites attract but it was so sudden when we learn that she loves him that it kind of threw me off especially since she keeps running away from him If I was given the chance to marry Vidal AND that I loved him I WOULDN'T JUST RUN AWAY AND DECIDE TO MARRY THE FIRST DOUCHEBAG I ENCOUNTERED INSTEAD Honestly were was the logic in accepting to marry Mr Comyn??? I really did not understand that I get that she thought that if Vidal did not love her and she had to marry him he would make her very unhappy because ohhh hummm I don’t know he tried to strangle and rape her a couple of times so yeah maybe she had a reason to want to run away even though I still would’ve married and tamed the shit out of him the first time but to agree to marry Mr Comyn?????? Seriously what the heck???? That would an even worse marriage than with Vidal I mean Comyn is really THE ONE character that pissed the hell out of me the entire book He was so irritating and annoying I just couldn’t stand himTo be perfectly honest I would have rated this a lot lower had it not been for the appearance of the dear Duke and Duchess of Avon and of the irrepressible Lord Rupert They had the BEST moments Léonie cracked me up and Rupert was so funny that I kept laughing at his lines long after I’d read them and every one thought me insane but whatever The novel is worth reading just because of themActually it’s worth reading periodIt was awesome It was silly crazy ridiculous but awesomeI love that part at the very end when the women are chit chatting in a room are all so over excited about Mary Vidal's betrothal and that of Juliana Frederick and all the men just slip out and go to another room to drink wine It was so typicalSOMEBODY TELL ME WHY THERE ARE NO HEYER MOVIES YET

  3. Rosa, really Rosa, really says:

    Okay this isn't my favorite Heyer mainly due to the fact that I'm not highly enthused by anything that takes place in France about 20 years prior to the French Revolution 1789 I'm constantly distracted by the thought Laugh it up chuckleheads it'll be off with your motherfuckin' heads soon enough Foreknowledge kills some of my enjoyment While this book is awesome I'd recommend going with one of Heyer's Regency novels For instance Frederica Sylvester or Arabella Or The Corinthian You know what? I'll just make you a list Anyway do you like Regency romance novels? Well Georgette Heyer invented that shit READ SOMETHING BY HERAnd if you happen to read her at a very young age you may come to the conclusion that some gentleman will eventually discover your innate awesomeness no matter what state of degradation you live in and make you a Duchess or at the very least extremely rich This is unlikely to happenBut fuck it The books are totally radFuck I forgot BR with the innately awesome Ingela Irina and Sofia I kinda pooped out of the BR my apologies

  4. Ingie Ingie says:

    Written November 9 20144 12 Stars Magnificently adventurous fun and romantic in a still strong 1930's 'Pre Regency' Devil's Cub is an uite old romance novel from 1932 by Georgette Heyer Mrs Heyer is an British classic author that I completely missed in my earlier reading life I'm so glad i found her at last From a recommendation and help from Sofia of course Thanks dear This ended in a very fun last minute weekend buddy read buddy listening with my always so sweet book loving friends Sofia Irina and Rosa with great support from Kathleen I loved it Simply perfect for an old Ms Austen loverJolly Good I just finished my listening to a lovely old classic This was so much fun and a lot of chuckling What a journey with so many nice and amusing characters a great romance plot and so very well told London and Paris in the 1780s From the audiobook blurb ‘The excesses of the young Maruis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him Not for nothing is the reckless duelist and gamester called the Devil's Cub But when he is forced to leave the country Mary Challoner discovers his fiendish plan to abduct her sister And only by daring to impersonate her can Mary save her from certain ruin’And there start this adventorous love tale Devil's Cub about a well known uite charming but still very young 24 noble rake Dominic Alastair Maruis of Vidal The only son of the famous Duke of Avon We also get a lovely uite impressing heroine She is both 'resourceful' and energetic as well as brave A twenty years old very modest and wise older sister Miss Mary Challoner They both kind of needed each other in different ways and soon they are in France and there'll be a lot of fun events with their relatives and friends I will not try any attempts to describe what is actually happening here but I promise you grand drama pistol duels and hot emotions combined with many comic scenes“Ah but I’m not a gentleman” said the Maruis “I have it on the best of authority that I am only anobleman”“Good gracious Vidal who in the world dared to say such a thing?” cried his cousin instantlydiverted“Mary” replied his lordship pouring himself out a glass of wine” It was a bit hard to understand it all at first but when I had all names characters and understand the plot it all cleared Sofia wrote a much needed character list for me see in the spoiler below and Kathleen tried to explain the main story plot excellent done After a few chapters was the story also much concentrated on those young so sweet languorous love doves two future couple actually and their escapades This was written 80 years ago so of course we don't get any kinky details from any bedchamber a lot of steamy smut or barely even a kiss but beautifully romantic is it anyways That's what I call well written Recommended In my opinion an perfect pleasing audioI listened to the audiobook narrated by Michael Drew It felt as listening to what we call radio theater up here Nicely done with uniue voices for each character For me worked this uite theatrical style excellent for this type of old fashioned story I'm sure it will be Georgette Heyer novels in the future for me I've read listened to watched Austen's and the three Brontë sisters novels and stories so many times by now so it feels GREAT to have another pile of romantic well written old classics to chose from and read between all these new very smexy sexy steamy romances I usually read every day A romantic drama in an old witty Errol Flynn spirit is also always a welcome favorite I LIKE definitely a new favorite author is on my list Extra if you need facts view spoiler #1 The author Ms Heyer view spoilerGeorgette Heyer 1902 – 1974; British historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921 Heyer essentially established the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen but unlike Austen who wrote about and for the times in which she lived Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting To ensure accuracy Heyer collected reference works and kept detailed notes on all aspects of Regency life While some critics thought the novels were too detailed others considered the level of detail to be Heyer's greatest asset Although the British Regency lasted only from 1811 to 1820 Heyer's romances were set between 1752 and 1825 A first printing of one of her novels in the Commonwealth often consisted of 65000–75000 copies and her novels collectively sold over 100000 copies in hardback each year Her paperbacks usually sold over 500000 copies each At the time of her death 48 of her books were still in print from Wikipedia hide spoiler

  5. Heather Heather says:

    Hoo boyI will start off with this thought I almost think this is a Poe It's obviously a comedy all of Heyer's romances are But is the comedy just in the supporting characters the completely implausible plot and anachronistic contents and the ridiculous conversations about fashions of the late 1700s? Or is it also in the supposed 'romantic' attachments portrayed in the book?I want to think that Heyer's book here is a Verhoevenesue masterpiece an explosion of the totally wacky and conflicting sexual desires of and societal expectations for 'respectable' women both contemporary and historical Devil's Cub what is up with thee? Well for starters1 Rape y murder y Vidal Our hero Who really doesn't stop being thoroughly reprehensible throughout the whole story 2 Mary Challoner our ostensibly sensible heroine who nevertheless does dumb things at least 50% of the time including believing she can fix and manage our hero You know the one who threatened her and throttled her and abducted her and then tried to rape her until she shot himThen when she shot him he finally realized she wasn't a slut so then he totally respected her enough to try and force her to marry him instead even though she repeatedly said she did not want to But that was still totally cool with her then and it was practically all her fault because she convinced him she was a saucy prankster Because everyone knows it's okay to rape a woman if she plays a trick on you because only trollops can make a fool out of you and you can't rape a whore because whores always consent no matter whatMary honey NO Just no3 Juliana and Frederick Oh Fred don't you understand? Ju doesn't want your respect and your chivalry and your reasonability She wants you to DOMINATE HER Slap her around a bit and she will stop flirting with other men to make you jealous Fight her suitors Fight Show her your sexy Caveman Stupid MovesLook I get the appeal of the subdom thing but there's a difference between playing in private with an affectionate partner who is otherwise not a total fucking criminal and marrying Charles Manson Or if you're Juliana trying to goad your law abiding loving and definitely not psychic boyfriend into acting like an abusive jealous boyfriend in public Which he refuses to do because he's y'know not an asshole But I think that is maybe intended to be part of the comedy here You know if you find that sort of thing funny And since they're all cartoon characters I guess cartoon romance physics can work in the right hands I got pretty suicked out by it but that's meAnd alas I cannot be sure that Heyer is really sophisticated enough in her satire to intend for us to laugh atbe disgusted by her 'romantic' coupling as well But I can't be sure that she didn't either Is she Eszterhas or is she Neumeier? Hard to sayThe overall prose uality is uneven but let's face it it's still a much enjoyable read than Twilight Still I won't come back to this one soon

  6. jade jade says:

    Oh boy I still feel lightheaded after finishing the book While I always count on Georgette Heyer to give me an entertaining read this is beyond my expectation It's the best love hate relationship I've read in a long time Some scenes were so freaking romantic it still tugs at my heart What's it's all written without so much as a kiss Yes there's one kiss at the end in case you wonder That's the strength of well written characters Current YA authors could learn a lesson or two from Georgette Heyer's writing Intense chemistry can exist without all that kissing and touching In case of Devil's Cub the anticipation of what's going to happen actually made it enticing and passionate The dialogue were lively and hilarious yet amazingly consistent with each individual character The boy hates girl girl loathes boy then turns into love theme has been done countless times but in Devil's Cub the emotion and story felt not only refreshing but also natural The good girl Mary wanted to save her silly sister from ruin by a known hot tempered bad boy Maruis of Vidal so she disguised herself as her sister and met with Vidal Mary grossly underestimated Vidal's wrath and ended up being abducted by him They crossed verbal swords and at times real sword and bullet Along the way the resourceful level headed Mary managed to steal not only her sister's lover but also her best friend's lover Then boy and girl tried to escape the hot pursue of other boy and girl with their parents trying to catch up with them all To be married or not to be and with whom these uestions persisted and many things happened Simply put I couldn't put the book down until I had reached the endThe story was high spirited the characters always entertaining but the emotions behind the characters felt real The way Vidal and Mary tried to protect one other regardless of their self interest was very touching and for a long time they did it without realizing each other's feeling The secondary characters were also well developed and fit perfectly with the protagonists There's another young couple Vidal's cousin Juliana and Mr Comyn Their uarrels and tangled up relationship with Mary and Vidal were eually amusing if not as heartwarming Then there's Duke of Avon an even swoon worthy figure than his son Vidal when he showed up things would get really exciting Somehow in the end among all the hilarious confusion everything worked out in a believable way and left me with a silly grin after turning over the last pageWhat a treat I'm sure this won't be the last time I read this book

  7. Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest🎃 Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2017 Reading Challenge for the category of a romance written by an author who is dead 🎃There might not be any sex in Georgette Heyer regency romances but man that woman can pack drama into these puppies than Julia uinn at her most malicious DEVIL'S CUB is downright soap opera ish in terms of scope and characterizationThe plot is basically this hold onto your bonnets DominicDominiue for some reason his name is spelled two different ways here is a maruis and a rake and a wastrel who has resolved not to marry instead flitting about with mistresses until he tires of them His current prospect is a girl named Sophia Challoner Her mother foolishly encourages the affair thinking that she can use her daughter's pending disgrace as a means of trapping the maruis into marriage Sophia is than willing to let Dominiue use her Her sister Mary is the only one who thinks this is stupidWARNING SPOILERS One day Dominiue accidentally sends his plans for elopement to the wrong sister he's forced to flee the country after mortally wounding a man in a duel Wanting to save her sister Mary goes in Sophia's place At first he plans to use her as well even making a threat of rape but Mary shoots him with a gun For some reason this makes them get on fairly well and Mary even confesses privately in her head to loving him shortly after?At the same time there's a character named Frederick Comyn who is in love with a girl named Julianna They're supposed to be married as well but Julianna thinks he's too stuffy she's Dominiue's cousin and constantly provokes him to spark a light under his seat Instead she ends up offending him and rather than admitting wrong loftily declares that being with Comyn would be marrying beneath her anyway Comyn ends up making a marriage proposal of convenience to Mary instead seeing as how Dominiue and his proposal to Mary have upset her ?Obviously there's a happy ending but it's a rough road getting thereWhy? Because all of the characters in this book with very few exceptions are odious AFSophia Mary's sister is absolutely awful and takes an unpleasant amount of glee at the thought of bad things happening to Mary even though Mary was attempting to save her honor She throws tantrums cries and insults everyone around her when she's not acting like a vain little slip I really could not stand her and thought it was odd that the book ended with her just dropping out of the plotMrs Challoner Mary and Sophia's mother is also awful so keen to push Sophia into the arms of the maruis despite his reputation She's also not very nice to Mary calling her plan and declaring that she will be impossible to wed which is rather Mary Sue ish since Mary receives 2 marriage proposals and is constantly getting praise for being well spoken and prettyLeonie Dominue's mother is utterly dismissive of her son's behavior and when she finds out that he may have abducted a girl immediately blames the victim and makes light of the situation basically saying Well it's not like he tied her down and raped her When people call her on her son's behavior she insults them or their children She's a truly awful woman I hated herJulianna Dominiue's cousin is just as spoiled as Sophia I couldn't stand her for how she treated Comyn who is the only other character I truly liked apart from Mary She wants him to be forceful with him so she tries to provoke him into anger to make him man up I'm sorry but that's borderline emotionally abusive in my opinion; this is exactly how cycles of abuse are perpetuated And disturbingly several characters say how Julianna could use a beating to correct her behaviorDominiueDominic the hero was also not really a favorite character of mine He had the potential to be a good antihero but at the last minute Heyer pulls the punch and decides to make him fall head over heels for Mary ? offering her anything she wants and basically going around acting like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth Too many romance authors want to have their cake and eat it too when it comes to alpha heroes and it usually doesn't work It doesn't work hereI'm giving this book 3 stars because the story was interesting and the dialogue was witty and Mary was a pretty good heroine she gave as good as she got and her properness was uite amusing If you're new to Georgette Heyer though don't start with this one She has much better books in her bibliography3 stars

  8. Rane Rane says:

    Mary Challoner is in a bind she have to stop her feather brain sister from running away to Pairs and becoming the mistress of the Maruis of Vidal Knowing only one way Mary takes her sister’s place and tricks the Maruis only her plan backfires when she’s dragged along to Pairs with him Vidal can’t believe his rotten luck of late after shooting a man for calling him a cheat at cards then having to run off to Pairs to avoid going to trial Vidal thought getting a girl to run away with him would be the easy part but when her straight laced sister tricks him into thinking she was her sister in a fit in a rage drags her along with him Only when he finds out her a woman of virtue asks her for her hand in marriage only to be surprised again when she says NO Mary and Vidal match wits and trade banter between them as their family closes in on them from both sides and when all hells breaks loose they find out they just can’t live without each other and their love What a wonderful read that once I started I couldn’t put it down almost zooming through 250 pages Vidal is hell on two legs a rake with a true devil may care attitude that can kill without a blink of an eye Which gets him over his head in trouble when he shoots a well known gentleman when he’s called a cheat Mary is proper sassy with a great head on her shoulders and when you met the rest of her family her mother and sister you understand someone had to have the brains in the family Both comes from different walks of life while Vidal adores his mother and respects his father he’s pretty much a spoiled little boy with his toysat first glance When Mary walks into his life he starts to slowly change his ways but you also see he has a truly kind heart as he starts to fall in love with Mary Mary also discovery her love for Vidal gives her a hidden strength she didn’t know she had When the two are together sparks fly making you laugh at the banter between the two and the trouble they get into Like a true regency romance there’s only few scenes with the two main leads in them which can be kinda of a bummer and the only fault I found through the whole book so they have to count and do they ever Vidal and Mary’s families are a hoot as they track down the wayward lovers across England and Pairs with crazy mismatched stories on what happen to the pair following them The ending was very fitting like the passing of the torch from father to son with the Duke of Avon listening and adding his few words of wisdom onto his son and MaryOverall such a delightful read that is fast pace with crazy antics that will have you laughing and cheering for these two people and their happy ever after

  9. Mir Mir says:

    Thank goodness for Mary Challoner Not my favorite Heyer heroine by any means but at least she's a semi normal sympathetic human being Otherwise this would've been a dnf as I hated every single other character Especially Leonie God I cringed every time she was on the page She and her husband were so awful that it almost made me forgive Vidal for being such an asshole which I guess was necessary for the romance to work

  10. Marsha Marsha says:

    Holy MolyGeorgette Heyer is brilliant and this is one of her most famous regency novelsItstwo worlds colliding One world is the over the top one of handsome passionate cruel rakes who love duelling drinking gambling screw ok you get the picture This is the world from which the hero a maruis named Dominic hails The other is down to earth normal practical world where someone knows the cost of a pint of milk where to buy curtainsand has sensible bedtimes This is the world from which the heroine named Mary hailsMary is normal sensible not boring smart and realDominic ismadder than a bag of spanners He's a real aristo and will kill people in a duel at the drop of a hat seduce women rightleft and centreOn his way to a party he'll shoot highwaymen and leave their corpses in the roadas one does etc etc All while in the type of tight pants that leave NOTHING to the imagination And of course he's jaw droppingly handsome And a complete dickHe and Mary wouldnt ordinarily meet but she has a beautiful younger sister who if around now would make Paris Hilton look like a member of Mensa She's been leading Dominic on after meeting at the regency euivalent of a mall thinking marriage but Mr Bad Boy is only thinking 'leg over' When Dominic has to flee England having killed one man too many he decides to get Mary's sister to come with him Mary finds out tricks him into taking her disguised as her sisterthen reveals herself on his yacht andit doesnt go down too well He decides to ravish Mary She wont be ravished so she shoots him with his own pistol and this of course makes him REALLY interested and it all kicks off from thereHe gets a sudden insight 'hey this woman is respectable' and a belated fit of conscience so says he'll marry her NOW to save her reputation Doesnt matter what she wants Mary's all 'k that shit Im'a get a JOB'She escapes Dominics clutches running offNot letting the fact that she's now in a foreign country with no money faze her He finds out she'd gonefreaks out like whoa and sets off in hot pursuitIts all fast journeys across France in horse drawn carriagesfighting misunderstandingscostumed ballsarguements running away hot pursuits duels you name it All the way through the book Dominic behaves like a classic bodice ripper hero That is like a real asshole Displaying sociopathic tendencies but sexy with it Mary is wonderful grown up has a great sense of humourand common sense She can see the sexy all right but is fighting it She is us the reader And she can manage Dominc just fine thank you very much but she doesnt want the hassle of dealing with his crazy and being ostracised by his family and high society if she does marry into his classOne of the best reviews of The Devil's Cub OF ALL TIME is here this is a book to buy and re read every year or so Love it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Devil's Cub ❴BOOKS❵ ✯ Devil's Cub Author Georgette Heyer – Dominic Alistair Maruis of Vidal and fiery son of the notorious Duke of Avon has established a rakish reputation that rivals his father's living a life of excess and indulgence He is a bad lot a rake Dominic Alistair Maruis of Vidal and fiery son of the notorious Duke of Avon has established a rakish reputation that rivals his father's living a life of excess and indulgence He is a bad lot a rake and seducer reckless heedless and possessed of a murderous temper He is known by friend and foe alike as the Devil's Cub Yet as the handsome and wealthy heir to a Dukedom he is considered a good prospect on the marriage market Vidal currently has his eye on the young lovely and unintelligent Sophia Challoner and Sophia's greedy mother is than happy to encourage his dubious attentions Banished to the Continent after wounding his opponent in a duel Vidal decides to abduct the silly aristocrat bent on seducing him into marriage and make her his mistress instead In his rush however he seems to have taken the wrong womanIntelligent practical Mary Challoner knew wicked Vidal wouldn't marry her sister despite her mother's matchmaking schemes So Mary coolly prepared to protect her naive sister by deceiving Vidal Substituting herself for her young sister she certainly hadn't expected the nobleman to kidnap and take her to France She had little notion he would grimly hold her to her part of the bargain Now he had left her and she was alone a stranger in a strange land prey to the intrigues of glittering heartless th century Paris Only one person could rescue her the Maruis himself But how could she ever trust this man How could she even hope to overcome the contempt in which he held her And how could even the sudden flowering of her love ever bridge the terrible gap between them.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Devil's Cub
  • Georgette Heyer
  • English
  • 07 March 2014
  • 9780099465836

About the Author: Georgette Heyer

The Black MothIn she married George Ronald Rougier a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each yearHeyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella MartinHer Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by.